Meandering the Mekong Delta by bike 7/D/6N
|Tour code||VBA: 7A - MK||Road surfaces||Concrete paths, single track, country roads|
|Tour lenth||7D/6N||Cycling distance||from 350 to 420km|
|No. of cycling days||5 full days, 2 half days||Group size||02 - 12|
|Tour meets||in Saigon||Tour ends||in Saigon|
|What's included||What's not included|
- A/C vehicles support on the entire trip
- Personal travel insurance
Day 1: Saigon - Tra Vinh (L/D) (25-60 km)
After you are picked up hotel, then, we enjoy an hour driving on A/C van to Long An province for a morning ride. The unique paved road fitted the bikes take you through rice paddies, dragon fruit and vegetable plantations. Stopping for lunch in My Tho city. In the afternoon, the ride will start in rural village of Mo Cay. Your guide will choose shady pathways to cycle through jungle like plantations on smaller foot paths of banana's coconuts. You will have break stop every couple of hours. Then we take ferry to further side of Co Chien River to Tra Vinh.
Day 2: Tra Vinh - Soc Trang - Bac Lieu (B/L/D) (30 - 70 km)
Tra Vinh and Soc Trang are pleasant local routes. Dirty track is idea for cycling, a concrete vein weaving its way through the vibrant green scenery. Ride on local trails through farmlands and little charming villages, Khmer temples, primary schools in rural villages. After we have a ferry crossing Dung Islet to Da Ngai town, we cycle on concrete path and crossing natural creeks before we stop at Clay pagoda. We pay a visit to pagoda before we have a transfer to Bac Lieu city in late afternoon.
Day 3: Bac Lieu - Vi Thanh - Rach Gia (B/L/D) (30 - 80 km)
Vi Thanh is knows as a new town after it was separated from Hau Giang province. It is almost none-touristy city. The highlight of today' cycling is to explore a network of natural creeks through removed villages and rice paddy fields, small local floating markets on your way cycling to Vi Thanh. After we have lunch in Vi Thanh city, to avoid traffic in this city, we ride 30 minutes on A/C van to outskirt area to start today' afternoon ride. We cycle on small asphalt countryside roads, through huge rice fields, villages along river, share space with locals on small ferries before we finish today' ride at Ben Nhut. Then we get on van/bus for a transfer to Rach Gia.
Day 4: Rach Gia - Oc Eo - Tri Ton - Chau Doc (B/L/D) (35 - 90 km)
Today's cycling will be begined after A/C van taking you Urban Dist where you ready for off-road cycling. We pedal on path along canals, rice paddy field. Today' lunch will be served at local restaurant at Oc-Eo town. Then we visit some highlight cultural sites; Oc-Eo civilization, temples before we get on A/C van and driving Tri Ton for an afternoon bicycle riding to Chau Doc via Tra Su forest. If time permitted, we would have a boat ride to explore this forest. Stay a night in Chau Doc.
Day 5: Chau Doc - Cho Moi - Cao Lanh (B/L/D) (30 - 70 km)
Enjoy an hour motorized boat to catfish farms and floating village before you discover the lowland of Dong Thap province. To mingle with children on bike on rural road through vilages of house on stilts. Ride on dirt track to Cho Moi, pedal past Hoa Hao Buddhism holy temple. afternoon cycle ride to the Monastery, which was built 120 years ago by the French. The first monastery building site was established in 1874 in Indochina. We will continue explore many islets and end up at Cao Lanh.
Day 6: Cao Lanh - Sadec - Can Tho (B/L/D) (25 - 65 km)
Cao Lanh is the big city and also a new town after Vietnam's war. The drowsy former capital of Dong Thap province, Sa Dec is a comparatively peaceful city of tree-lined streets and fading colonial villas. The ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le is where we have lunch after your guide lead you cycling on village routes through Sadec flower plantation. In this afternoon, your guide will plan a shady unique dirt track so you can enjoy scenery to Can Tho
Day 7: Can Tho - Vinh Long - HCM (B/L) (30 km)
The highlight of your last day is to have a boat trip to Cai Rang floating market. Then you will have a half day cycling to Vinh Long on back road before we return to HCM by vehicle. Tour End!